Publication
Title
Overheidssteun voor religie : antiperfectionisme of perfectionisme?
Author
Abstract
I will argue that it is possible to give a neutral or antiperfectionist legitimation for state support for religion, which I consider a perfectionist good that is not in the common interest. I will argue that state support for perfectionist goods (and thus also for religion) can, in some circumstances and under certain conditions, be allowed as a second-best option in order to guarantee an adequate range of valuable options to choose among - and this range of options is a necessary condition for autonomy. Subsequently, I will argue that the bottom line - which is also the limit - for support is a sufficient range of valuable options. Furthermore, I will argue that state support for religion is only allowed if there is a democratic consensus about the value of that particular perfectionist good. Finally, I will claim that state support for religion is only allowed under certain conditions.
Language
Dutch
Source (journal)
Netherlands journal of legal philosphy. - Den Haag, 2012, currens
Publication
Den Haag : 2015
ISSN
2213-0713
Volume/pages
44:1(2015), p. 62-82
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 16.04.2015
Last edited 20.06.2017
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